Man holding bardi grub over bardi hole

Bardi Grubbing.

Bait fishing is really producing the goods around the Goulburn River at the moment, so we thought we’d chuck together some tips on sourcing your own bardi grubs, for you to sit back and sink your teeth into.
Bardi grubs can be hard to find and are very expensive to buy at around $3 to $4 a pop. Carp have also got the taste for them too, which can be frustrating to see your expensive grub down the gob of a mud sucker. There is a tip below for sourcing your own.

How to source your own Bardi Grubs yourself;

Step One.

Find the right tree (commonly lone eucalyptus trees or Casuarina pauper on sand hills)

Step Two.

Chip away the first few inches of soil around the tree until you find bardi grub holes 1-2cm wide

Step Three.

Flick the bardi grub hole. If there is a hollow sound, there is no bardi grub home. If there is a dull thud, there could be a grub occupying the hole.

Step Four.

Insert bardi grub wire until it reaches the grub

Step Five.

Tighten the wire gently and pull the grub from the hole

Step Six.

Cover up any bare ground around the tree that you have chipped away in the process.

Store your bardi grubs in a low temperate in singular packets. A cellar or wine cooler is ideal temperature that imitates the ground they live in. They can live in this dormant state for 3 months plus.


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